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“I want Longhouse to be MY home!”

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The Longhouse, Jimbaran-Bali
Ranked #15 of 118 Specialty Lodging in Jimbaran
Reviewed August 24, 2010

I love the Longhouse. I love it. I want it to be MY home. The house is huge. The six bedrooms are large to huge. The view is spectacular. The service is the best. When we arrived, there was music playing throughout the house. I recently saw a YouTube clip with the same music playing. I got all misty-eyed, hearing “The Longhouse Theme.”

The Longhouse is on a hilltop in Jimbaran. You have completely unobstructed views of the bay, the airport (which is oh so cool for those of us who like to watch airplanes land and take off.) On a clear day, you can see the mountains/volcanoes. The house is indeed long. The bedrooms are spread out in such a way that each room feels very, very private. Each room is impeccably decorated and they have views of the lush grounds and they also have their own little private space outside of the room. The house could be 100% occupied and you wouldn’t necessarily see anyone until you all ate at the same time or watched a movie together in the media room.

The beds are big and comfy with nice quality linens. After staying at two other places before ending our trip at Longhouse, it was nice to have the bathrooms entirely indoors. Three of the rooms have outdoor showers as well as indoor showers. One bedroom has a private plunge pool and the main pool is large and really pretty. I looked at it more as an oversize plunge pool versus a “swimming” pool. You can definitely swim in it but I just used it to hang over the edge and watch airplanes.

The Longhouse staff was fabulous. They were attentive and never intrusive. Meals were perfection. They learned our routines and they could anticipate just about anything we wanted. We had an issue with an odor in the media room. We couldn’t find the source of it but it was overwhelming. The staff went to great lengths to remedy the situation. I began to feel embarrassed that I mentioned it. But they took care of it with a smile on their face. The absolute best!

When we were looking for a private villa for our holiday, I initially had reservations about The Longhouse because I couldn’t find any reviews from people who stayed there. Now, I know why. We don’t want to share this gem with anyone! I can’t wait to go back.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 6, 2010

What a fabulous place The Longhouse is - furnished luxuriously in a truly elegant style.
On arrival we were so warmly welcomed by the staff we could feel all the stresses and strains of life drifting away. Everything you could possibly need is provided with the level of staffing more than matching the number of rooms. The design of the Longhouse is conducive to relaxation and tranquility and the view from the terrace is breathtaking, especially at night, when you can just hear the the hauntingly beautiful chanting/singing from a local village temple. The Longhouse comes with its own chef and food is cooked to your particular requirements - the standard is excellent. This is a wonderful place to stay and explore Beautiful Bali. The property comes with a car + chauffeur if required. Our stay was unforgettable - it was really difficult to tear ourselves away. We will definitely be returning!

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 10, 2010

I was lucky enough to stay at the longhouse with some friends for two weeks last summer. I have to say I've never seen anything quite like it and was left having to pinch myself everyday as I woke up to believe I was actually in such beautiful place.

The longhouse is a gorgeous expansive house perched on a hilltop overlooking Jimbaran. The rooms of the house are mostly all open air so that you are always able to experience the spectacular surrounding views and take advantage of the great tropical climate in Bali. Each room is uniquely themed and decorated in beautiful native themes with the highest quality furniture/appliances/amenities. My favorite part of the rooms were the large walk in showers with "rain" shower heads.

One of the best parts of the house is the staff, they are warm, friendly and always ready and waiting to attend to your every need. It is possible to have a personal chef cook for you during your stay and I highly recommend this. Not only was the food amazing but each meal was presented in such a colorful unique manner, it left us all so excited for the "show" that would come eat time we sat down to eat.

Bali overall was a wonderful experience and the only drawback I found with the island was the traffic. Most hotels are situated closer to the beach or in other heavily populated areas of the island which I think would create such a headache to get anywhere. The best part of the Longhouse is its secluded location away from all the loud nightlife and traffic. It allows for a relaxing enviroment but is also in the perfect location to get to all of the desirable locations on the island rapidly.

There is so much to see and do in Bali but honestly I could have just spent a week relaxing at the Longhouse. Between the workout room, hot tub, infinity pool, private masseuse/spa services, movie room, games, and cooking classes you really don't have to lift a finger at this place to have the most amazing and unique Balinese experience!

Highly recommended for any kind of vacation: family trips, romantic getaway, groups of friends or even business trips. This place could accommodate anything.

I can't imagine going back to Bali and staying anywhere else!

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 30, 2009

I normally stay in hotels when I travel, but this past summer I decided to go in on a week at the Long House with some friends in Bali. It truly was an incredible experience--much more fun than if we had all been in a hotel. The rooms are large and modern with beautiful bathrooms and attention to every detail. In the morning we would get up and the staff would make us coffee and breakfast. Then some of us would just sit by the infinity pool and stare at the incredible view and soak up the sun; and the driver would take the rest of our crew out for the day's adventure to nearby beaches or other sites. In the evenings, we would watch the sunset, have cocktials prepared by the chef, lounge by the pool...and then dinner! Probably my favorite memoeries of Bali are sitting with my friends eating the amazing food prepared by the Longhouse's chef. Every night it was something new--really fantastic, local food. It literally felt like something out of a travel magazine.

I would definitely stay there again, and would definitely recommend it to friends.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 14, 2009

I have travelled to Bali at least once a year for the past 6 years. I have stayed at everything from $10 beach bungalows to a 2 bedroom suite a the nicest 5 star hotel in Seminyak. This summer some friends and I stayed at the Longhouse, and I can say with certainty that it is the nicest place to stay in Bali.

The staff is incredible and will bend over backwards to fulfill your every wish. Some of the highlights of the Longhouse were the in-house massage room, multiple infinity pools, beautiful garden and state of the art media room. The layout features expansive common areas and private nooks, so that even with 12 people there, it doesn't feel crowded at all.

A lot of high end hotels will arrange trips for you. What sets the Longhouse apart is that they will tailor every element of any trip precisely to your tastes. It will be private for your group, move at your speed and you won't be surrounded by sweaty, smelly tourists (unless your friends happen to be sweaty, smelly tourists...)

I go to Bali for the surf and the Longhouse is in an ideal place. in about 20/30 minutes you can be at most of the best surf spots on the southern half of the island. Its an easy drive (with the Longhouse's chauffeur) into Kuta for nightlife and the views of the island are epic.

I truly cannot say enough good things about this place but I've put my money where my mouth is. I depart New York on Saturday for another 7 days at the Longhouse!!! This time I've convinced my parents, brother, aunt, uncle, 4 cousins and 2 grandparents to come. It is my cousin's, aunt/uncle and grandparents' first time to Indonesia. The Longhouse is perfect because it has something incredible to offer everybody from first time Bali travelers like my relatives, to people like me who's passport is jammed to the hilt with Indonesian visas.

Stay at the Longhouse. It's the best there is on the island.

Safe travels,
Kevin

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 12, 2009

My favorite part about the Longhouse was the views. The Long house is located in such a position on the island to give spectacular views of the entire north part of the island from every room. I spent much of my time just sitting in the living room, overlooking the infinity pool, watching planes land at the airport, watching the sunrise and sunset (views of both!), listening to the hindu temple rituals in the morning, and watching Mt. Agung. Although I would have a book in my hand, I spent a lot of the time just looking at the view!

The staff was FANTASTIC. All of the staff was very accommodating, polite, always asking if they could help with planning the day, but unlike some resort staff, they were never encroaching. The maid staff seemed to learn everyone's schedule and cleaned the rooms without us having even known. There was turn down service every night, and they would make sure the air conditioning was at a perfect temperature. If there was a problem with the room, it was fixed promptly. The chef made some of the best food I've ever eaten (and dinner was always ready when they said it would be ready)! Overall, the staff was extremely respectful, and were some of the nicest people I've ever met (which goes along with the entire Balinese culture).

I 100% recommend the Long house!

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled with friends
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Stayed: December 2016, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about The Longhouse, Jimbaran-Bali

Address: Tiara Nusa, Goa Gong Road, Jimbaran, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Jimbaran
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #15 of 118 Specialty Lodging in Jimbaran
Price Range: $831 - $1,293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
6 Bedroom Luxury Villa with incredible view and 16 amazing friendly staff including car and driver, in house activities, 2 chefs, villa manager, butlers, housekeeping etc. Rooms are themed after Indonesian Islands. Excellent food and service. ... more   less 
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